Temperament-based learning styles of Palestinian and US children

Thomas Oakland, Mohammed Adnan Alghorani, Dong Hun Lee

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    Temperament styles of 400 Palestinian children living in Gaza are described, examined for possible gender and age differences, and compared with those of 3,200 US children in light of Jung's theory of temperament as modified by Myers and Briggs. The results show that Palestinian children generally prefer practical to imaginative, feeling to thinking and organized to flexible styles. Differences in their preferences for extroversion and introversion styles are not significant. In contrast to females, males are more likely to prefer thinking and flexible styles. Gender differences are not significant on extroversion-introversion and practical-imaginative styles. Age differences are seen on all styles. In contrast to US children, Palestinian children tend to express higher preferences for introversion, practical, feeling and organized styles.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)110-128
    Number of pages19
    JournalSchool Psychology International
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


    • Children's learning styles
    • Children's temperament
    • Cross-cultural research
    • Palestinan children's temperament styles

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education
    • Developmental and Educational Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health


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